Sadiq Jiwa ’18, member of Kenyon’s golf team, will be playing in the international Ismaili Jubilee Games in Dubai

Sadiq Jiwa ’18, member of Kenyon’s golf team, will be playing in the international Ismaili Jubilee Games in DubaiSadiq Jiwa ’18 seems nonchalant about playing in an international golf competition this summer.

Jiwa, originally from Vancouver, is one of eight members of Kenyon’s men’s golf team and will be participating in the international Ismaili Jubilee Games in Dubai in mid-July. The Ismaili are a sect of Shiite Islam, and Jiwa will be representing the Canadian Ismaili community in the tournament. He earned the berth with his win in the Canadian Ismaili Games last summer.

“It’s a great opportunity to sort of play outside my country and represent them and sort of see what my game is at at a more international level,” Jiwa said.

Jiwa has been playing golf since age 11, but said that was a late start ­­­— many nationally ranked players in Canada begin playing between the ages of three and six. He says his parents argue about who introduced him to the sport: His mother claims it was her doing since she piqued his interest in mini golf, while his father believes it was his doing since he took Jiwa to the driving range first. “My dad will always say mini golf is not a real thing,” Jiwa said.

More at the source: The Collegian

Sadiq Jiwa – Kenyon College

*header image source: Sadiq Jiwa Facebook

 

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